One of the most beautiful quotes on religion, that resonates with me, comes from the movie ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’:

“What do you think heaven’s like?”

It’s like a wedding. God’s the bridegroom and man’s spirit’s the bride. The wedding takes place in heaven…

…and everyone’s invited.

God’s world is big enough for everyone.

Most faiths share a belief that there is a Heaven.

 

I believe that any religious concept of heaven has the potential to be big enough for everyone. And I believe that no matter what your faith, love, acceptance, compassion and charity, not devotion, are the price of admission. I also believe that if we truly want to coexist, we can get pretty close to heaven on earth if love, acceptance, compassion and charity are what we all practiced.

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

How much time do we spend focused on what’s wrong in the world? How much tragic, sad, and angry news do we pay attention to? What purpose do we find in focusing on negative people, horrible accidents and unholy acts?

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Teresa

 

What if we put some intentional focus on what’s good for a while? What if we actively pursued reasons to give praise, and thanks? What if we thought of new ways to be of service to others?

 

It is not our beliefs, but rather our actions upon those beliefs that define who we are. We can have faith in humanity… only by having the conviction to practice what it truly means to be human.


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